Funding Auckland’s Transport Future

400 MillionYou could quite rightfully have thought that now that the Unitary Plan submissions have closed, you would get some relief from requests to “have your say”. However there’s an important conversation going on at that we’d like to encourage you to check out.

CAA has been part of the Consensus Building Group (CBG), which was formed to identify options for raising additional funding, for the transport improvements outlined in the Auckland Plan. The CBG consists of a wide range of stakeholders representing community, business, transport, environment and unions.

An additional $400 million of revenue a year is needed to fund the delivery of the Auckland Plan. The CBG is proposing two options capable of generating sufficient revenue, including the introduction of road pricing, and are seeking the public’s feedback on these options.

Road pricing, not only generates revenue that could potentially be directed towards public transport and active travel modes, but has the added benefit of impacting on travel demand. Importantly it must be supported by effective public transport and a safe and attractive cycle network.

Auckland has a long history of doing too little too late, so it’s important to start engaging on this issue now, in anticipation of Auckland’s future growth.

So visit the website here to get a quick 5 minute overview on the main ideas. Scroll through to the end and indicate which of the two options you prefer. And if you agree with CAA that the Auckland Plan is still way to car-centric and the mode shift objectives aren’t bold enough, there’s opportunity to comment on that too. CLOSES 7 JUNE.

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